Deductions Q & A - Work Wear

Q. My employer expects me to wear specific clothing for work? What would I be able to claim?

A. Compulsory uniforms are generally deductible provided they identify you as an employee of that organisation. A requirement to simply wear specific colours is not enough to make the clothing deductible. Corporate wardrobes are also deductible if certain conditions are met. The uniform design must be registered with AusIndustry. You may also claim maintenance costs (laundry, dry cleaning and repairs) for tax deductible clothing.

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